Monday, October 15, 2012

The Demise of the Presidency 2012:

It is somewhat concerning that many astrologers, modern and traditional, known and unknown have Obama winning the elections, with the exception of my good friend Steven Birchfield who uses the Ingress to determine the elections and has mentioned that Mitt Romney will win the elections.
I use a different method; I look at it as if it were a fight or the initial of a war.  So I take a look when the first battle takes place.
The elections kick-off at midnight at Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, which I have used during the last two elections and you could read the results of 2008 here; ( ) and I look at it just as William Ramesey in Astrology Restored Chapter IV, which says;
Of Going to War, or beginning of Differences and Duels, Quarrels, Law-Suits, Controversies and the like.

"Learn thou this, that the Ascendent, and its Lord, and the Planet or Planets therein, or in conjunction or Configuration with the Lord thereof, or in aspect with it, are to signifie him or them who begin the quarrel or controversies, the seventh, Lord thereof, and Planet or Planets therein, and in aspect therewith, or with the Lord thereof, or conjunction with him, the other, or contrary party."
But I also use Teofilo of Edessa, which has an excellent work on horary and judging battles and here is what we find.
Elections 2012:
The chart of New Hampshire shows us that the Ascendant, which represents the Republican Party, Romney is in Leo, and the Sun is in the IV house in sect. The VII house is represented by the Democratic Party, Obama and it is in Aquarius ruled by Saturn. Well Saturn is the natural significator of black men, and the Sun of important men, so I would believe that the chart is already providing us with some insight of who is who.

The Moon is the universal significator of the people, and it is separating from Saturn who is in the IV house, and will apply to the Sun. Now the Moon is peregrine, weak, which indicates the people are not happy with either choice.
Teofilo also tells us that if the Moon is in the Asc., that the campaign will continue until the very last minute.

He also mentions; “If the Ruler of the VII is in the IV he cannot defeat his enemy.”
William Ramesey’s tells us; “But have special care he be not in the abject part of heaven, viz the fourth or in the seventh, because then he is disposed by the enemy, or as it were intrapped or environed by him; neither let him be in the eighth or in combustion or retrograde, nor cadent, or any otherwise debilitated; neither in reception or aspect of any planet thus afflicted”.

The Lot of Fortune:

The Lot of Fortune, has been known, to be an indicator of prosperity in the native career. It has also been understood, that if the Lot of Fortune is in good condition, the relationship that the native will have socially will be good and successful, but if it is in a bad state, then the native will suffer and will not have the prosperity or the social well being that she/he pursues.
Vittius Valens states some very interesting considerations about the Lot of Fortune pertaining to the “physical” the “reputation” and as a potential “hyleg” of the chart.
“The Lots of Fortune giving or taking over in prospering places, with benefics present or testifying, indicates good fortune and advancement, actions and reputation and setting matters aright and the fulfillment of expectations…,”
Valens uses the word “advancement” and “fulfillment of expectations,” and one must ask; is this not what a ruler would have at the time of “coronation?”  I would have to say that this is an indication of what a ruler would aspire to achieve during his reign, “the fulfillment of that expectation.”
Other ancient authors write about the Lot of Fortune, such as Abu Ali Al-Khayyat, who explains in his book Judgements of Nativities, a brief outline on how this is reflected in a natives chart.[1]  He presents us with what the effects and indications of the Lot of Fortune in the twelve houses will be, but I find this a simplistic form of indicating the usage of the Lots, and have found Valens extensive use much more helpful.
Another astrologer that uses to a great extent, the Lot of Fortune, is Firmicus Maternus in his “Matheseos Libri VIII” and he tells us[2];
The Part of Fortune shows the quality of life, the amount of inheritance, and the course of good and bad fortune.
Now this part of “good and bad fortune” is important since it already delineates the fate of the native. Moreover, if we were to look at the chart of ascension, one would definitely have to look at the Lot of Fortune to determine the “good and bad fortune” that the ruler would have.
Vettius Valens also defines the Lot of Fortune in a unique way that provides us with an understanding of its importance[3];
“The Lot itself will possess the power of the horoskopos, that of life; the tenth zoidion from this, the power of the Midheaven, that of reputation…,”
This is extremely important in understanding why the Lot of Fortune plays an important role in the ascension of the king, since it will bestow in a prophetic sense of the word, his term in rulership, it becomes his hyleg in the chart.

Vittius Valens also defines in his chapter of: Concerning the Lot of Fortune and of Spirit in Relations to Happiness and the Prevention of Actions[4] the following;
“Whence the Lot of Fortune and the Spirit will have much power over the imposing and turning back of actions.”
Is it not the ascension of the ruler, an action in which what takes place is a role in which his reputation and power is determined by the circumstances that lead him into that position?
I believe it is an action of reputation and power, which possess the power of the horoskopos of that of life or term in government.
If we take what Valens tells us, the Lot of Fortune becomes the essence of fate of he who will become the ruler, and as such, can and will, determine the outcome of his term, if we were to look at it as if it were the hyleg.

POF Determining the Length of the Ruler:

What I have found most fascinating is the fact that Ali Aben Ragel uses the Lot of Fortune very interestingly, nowhere else in astrological treaties is this mentioned by other sages. (That I am aware of.) It is a simple, and yet a profound way of looking at a chart, with abundant information about he who ascends. If we look at the definitions, I have presented by the ancients, and how Ali Aben Ragel uses the Lot, one will see the close relationship that this has with what Firmicus Maternus and Vittius Valens have said.  I guess we could say it is somewhat logical.
Ali Aben Ragel in his “Complete Book on the Judgements of the Stars[5] tells us how to determine the length of his reign;

“Quando quisieres saber el aturamejento del que Regna, toma del sennor de la exaltacion de la parte de la fortuna fasta la parte mjsma, e lo que oujer entre ellos, da a cada signo unn dia i unn mes o unn anno.”

Barak Obama:

He was sworn in on January 20, 2009, and his Part of Fortune is in 14 degrees Pisces and 46 minutes, his Lord of Exaltation is Venus, and she is in 17 degrees Pisces and 47 minutes. They are only 3 degrees apart. Ali Aben Ragel tells us;

“When you want to determine the duration of he who will reign, take the ruler of his exaltation of the Part of Fortune, to the same part, and calculate what is between them, and give to each figure a day, or a month, or a year.”

Three degrees would give us either 3 days, 3 month or three years. Well we know he will be in office for four years, but I would have to ask the following question;
After the Republicans won in Congress, can we actually say that Obama has ruled over “his kingdom” as if he had wanted? I believe not, and his presidency is coming to an end.
Other Predictions By Well Known Astrologers:

[1] Judgement of Nativities by Abu Ali Al-Khayyat: Translated by James Holden Page 77
[2] Matheseos Libri  VIII by Firmicus Maternus: Translated by Jean Rhys Braun Page 136
[3] Anthology Book II by Vettius Valens: Translated by Robert Schmidt Project Hindsight Page 29
[4] Anthology Book II by Vettius Valens: Translated by Robert Schmidt Project Hindsight Page 30
[5] El Libro Conplido en los Iudizios de las Estrellas by Ali Aben Ragel – Translated by David Hernandez

Sunday, May 1, 2011

How Strong is the EU?

            When I made my predictions in 2009;

We have continued to hear about other countries such as Germany and France which have strong political parties that have expressed their desire to leave the EU. These concerns continue to be strong, as countries such as France feels they have little control of their borders. This is an interesting interview Mme. Marinne Le Pen, presidential candidate for France. 

One thing I have repeatedly expressed is that Mundane Predictions do not necessarily act out its prediction immediately, but rather commences its action and make take a few years to enforce.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Prediction On The Royal Wedding

It’s one of the most anticipated weddings of year, the Royal Wedding of Prince William of England to journalist Kate Middleton. Traditional astrology can evaluate from different astrological perspective, the fate of this young couple, and how their marriage will turnout.

In the past, the royalty would have an astrologer who selected the best time to perform the wedding, not to mention that in India, it is customary to evaluate the chart of both natives in order to see if they are compatible or not.

In the case of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the prince's chart shows that they have little in common, but look good as a couple. The prince tends to attract more of a conversationalist and a woman with a lot of initiative, but his ideal woman is a reserved and quiet, much like his mother. She on the other hand is more sure of herself and reflects more confidence than him, while he will turn out to be her worst enemy, pretending to being what he is not.

One of the first observations that I make is the position of Venus in the chart of Prince William, located in the terms of Saturn, and that is indicative according to Massah Alah; 

“If you will be in the terms of Saturn, he will suffer from headaches due to women, and look and take as a woman, one that speaks much, one to bother about anything, proud, and some subject, to be older than him .”

This configuration is the same as the golfer Tiger Woods, in other words, it is likely that she will not be obedient, and will defy him and will want to impose her position.

The Lot of Marriage is Aquarius, and although his Ruler Saturn, is in its exaltation, it shows us that there will be differences of opinions on bringing up their children, or his outings with other women, some may be friends
of her or known to her. These problems will become accentuated because he will have little patience with her.

By 2013, they will be announcing the arrival of the baby or having their first baby during that year, that is, for late 32 or early 33, but this does not help to improve their relationship, on the contrary, and for 2014 the difficulties will continue intensifying for them. We will hear by the end of 2016 or early 2017, Kate Middleton is moving out of the residence.

Wedding Date:

On April 29, the Moon is peregrine, in Pisces and waxing which reflects that there will be no strength in the beginning of their marriage and their love will wither away. Fears will be awakened by Kate Middleton, as her private affairs will reach the public.

The Ascendant in Leo, the outputs of Prince Williams will be visible and this is what causes the problems of the couple.

The couple's personal problems will begin to be reflected during the years of 2014, when we will hear rumors of their separation.  Initially, he will not be willing to part with her, during the period of controversy, but this should come about sometime in 2018, when surely we will hear about their divorce. Most likely their divorce will come about sometime around his 36th. or the start of his 37th. years of age.

(This article made all the major latin newspaper this week)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Latest Predictions on Syria and England:

My 2011 Predictions on Syria and England have come about;

Power struggles come from areas such as India, Syria, and there will be major conflicts in areas such as Arabia, Germany, Russia, England and France
Syria is under strong protest and the initial economical spending cuts in England is just the beginning of what will continue to spread throughout Europe. As people continue to feel the lack of social equality, more benefits towards large corporations, and social injustice, we will continue to see an uprising of people.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1989 Prophetic Words by Michael Lewis:

In 1989 Michael Lewis wrote an article called; “How a Tokyo Earthquake could Devestate WallStreet”. Well, we all know the story and it’s effect or the effect this will have in the economy. Just when the government mentioned that the economy was starting to get back on its feet, we get the Arab uprising with oil prices going up and out of control, and now the earthquake/tsunami, that has devastated Japan. If this was not enough, their nuclear problems.
For the last few years I have been predicting that the US economy could only get worse, and I, now more than ever, believe we are headed toward a most difficult situation.


EU: We will continue to hear about job loss. You may hear of layoffs in airlines, in the mail or anything related to transport or communications. The next six months there will be various affected sectors such as agriculture, communications, transportation, areas of health, banking and investments, we will lose or the government will stop recruiting employees in the government. We are likely to see growth amounting to 10.5% from 12% of unemployed people in the country before the year ends.

Wages in many of the companies will be frozen, or we will see pay cuts, and/or decrease in property of persons.

We will hear of the uncover of a major fraud or financial scandals.

When looking at a Mundane chart, it is most difficult to see or understand, from an emotional view point, that at this stage of our lives we will be witnessing and probably form part of such historical events. It just goes beyond on our sense of comprehension.

We can only embrace ourselves to live each day as if it were the last of our days, enjoy our lives next to our love ones, and remind our children to embrace the only thing we have sure in life, our love for each other.

For those interested, here is the article; ML_Tokyo

Monday, February 21, 2011

Title Did Not Fall Short: A World in Crisis

The last few weeks have been intensive, as we look at the events that have been shaking the world. When we look at applying Mundane events through astrology, the ancients left a series of rules, when followed, would help delineate the events that would unfold.

In my predictions of 2011, I titled these predictions as; “A World in Crisis”. The title does not fall short of the events that have been occurring, but most surprisingly is the fact that we will commence to understand that the situation in the US will only become worst.

Despite my prediction on world events;

Power struggles come from areas such as India, Syria, and there will be major conflicts in areas such as Arabia, Germany, Russia, England and France.
I did not take a look at these countries per se, to determine what kind of problems, nor when these would occur. (I have a full time consultation practice). But it is undeniable, that the events are there, and we should expect to continue to see more events of this kind occurring throughout Europe and Latin America.

Latin America:
We will hear of protests, and as some countries will go against their leaders. The people will feel that scarcity increases, and will suffer because of damage crops, while all this happens, very little will the leaders care for their countries. The eastern area of America is likely to suffer an earthquake.
But that is not all;

I have been consistent in mentioning that the economy will worsen, this despite the fact that we have heard that the economy is getting stronger, that unemployment has not gotten worse, and that companies have agreed to employ more people.

When we look at the outlook of things;

• Congress discriminatory budget cuts.

• In-Pass between Congress and the President.

• The President’s own budget cuts

• The rise of oil.

• States increasing taxes.

One can begin to understand why the course of these predictions will take place. This, without mentioning, the possibility of another war taking place in the upcoming month in Korea.

We will continue to see protest, but not only in the Arab countries, but elsewhere, like in the US, Latin America and Europe. 2011 will be remembered as one of upheaval, but few will gain the objectives desired.